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Dr Comfort Starr
Birth: Jul. 6, 1589, England
Death: Jan. 2, 1659
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Information published by the Great Migration Study Project.

Comfort Starr migrated in 1635 on the Hercules of Sandwich (on 21 March 1634/5, "Comfort Starre of Ashford in Kent, chirurgeon", children "Thomas, Comfort and Mary", and servants "Sam(use)l Dunkin, John Turkey (and) Truth-shall-prevail Starre", were enrolled at Sandwich as passengers for New England on the Hercules (NEHGR 75:220)).

His first residence was Cambridge.

He removed to Duxbury 1638, Boston by 1646.

His occupation was as a surgeon. In late 1640 Thomas Lechford made a note to himself to "(w)rite to Mr. Comfort Starr at Duxbury for a quarter of a pint of henbane and a quarter of a pound of hemlock seed".

On 4 December 1654, Comfort Starr and John Clark performed an autopsy on MATTHEW CANNAGE, who died after a scuffle with Gregory Cassell.

On 6 October 1657, "Mr. Comfort Starr complained against John Williams Senior, in an action of the case, to the damage of forty pounds, and is for several journey's attendance, and physic, and surgery, care and skill in the applying of medicines externally, all which was done on the wife and the said John Williams at his request, her wife being afflicted with a desperate, dangerous sore on her left thigh, or hip, which had been some years in breeding or growing, for which the said Comfort Starr hath required payment, and hath not payment made him. The jury find for the plaintiff fourteen pounds, besides what he hath received, and the costs of the suit. The charges came to ten shillings".

On 26 November 1658, the eldest son of Comfort Starr, "Mr. Thomas Starr of Charlestown," himself a surgeon, died, having dictated a brief nuncupative will which included a request that "his son ________ should have his books, not naming any son but him that followed his calling"; Comfort Starr appended to the will his comment that "I understood by books that my son meant only physic and chirurgical books".

Married, Northiam, Sussex, 4 October 1614 Elizabeth Watts (Northiam, Sussex, Bishop's Transcripts). "Elizabeth wife of Comfort Starr died at Boston June 25th 1658 aged 63".

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Mitchell Starr (1595 - 1658)
  Thomas Starr (1615 - 1658)*
  Judith Starr (1617 - 1622)*
  John Starr (1626 - ____)*
  Samuel Starr (1628 - 1633)*
  Lydia Starr Eyre (1634 - 1653)*
*Calculated relationship
In Memory of
Dr. Comfort Starr
Bapt. Cranbrook, Kent, England,
July 6 1589
Settled at Cambridge 1635
Died at Boston Jan 2 1659
Kings Chapel Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Tammy Hay
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29399596
Dr Comfort Starr
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Dr Comfort Starr
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In remembrance.
- Jolene Chesley
 Added: Feb. 4, 2016
Comfort, rest peacefully. In memory of your 9th great granddaughter Nancy Houston Baker.
- Karen Baker
 Added: May. 29, 2015
R.I.P. My 9th great grandfather...
- David Miller Buchanan
 Added: May. 7, 2015
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